PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report (HOMER) 2018-2019

General Information FAQs


When must I complete the online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report?

You may enroll your child in a home-based private educational program at any time during the school term. Wisconsin Statute 115.30(3) requires the child's parent or guardian to file the online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report annually, on or before October 15.

Your child will be considered officially enrolled in the home-based program on the date you complete and electronically "submit" the online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report by pressing the "Submit Enrollment Data" button at the end of the process. If all web pages are not fully and accurately completed and the "Submit Enrollment Data" button is not clicked, you have not successfully "submitted" the PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report. Your child(ren) will not be considered to be enrolled in a home-based private educational program until you enter all data requested in the online process.

If you withdraw your child from a public or private school after October 15, your online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report should be submitted or updated on or before the date your child ceases to attend the school.

If you withdraw your child from the public or private school prior to completing the online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report, he/she may be considered truant.

Your child's school district of residence is allowed online access to the data on your PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report as soon as it is completed. The DPI neither approves nor disapproves the educational program registered on a PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report.

After the 3rd Friday in June, the PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report process will end for the school year. No new PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Reports may be started for the school year just ended, nor will any changes to existing PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Reports be allowed. The PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Reporting process will become available on July 1st for the next school year.

How often do I need to file the online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report?

The online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report must be completed each year you wish to enroll your child(ren) in a home-based private educational program. You also need to update your online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report if you move to a different public school district, or if you want to change the number of children enrolled in the home-based program. If you enroll additional children in the home-based program, please update the online PI-1206 enrollment so that it reflects ALL children being homeschooled.

If you submit an online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report and then decide to enroll or re-enroll your child in a public or private school, please return to the online PI-1206 and reduce the enrollment number to zero. If you subsequently decide to re-enroll your child in a home-based program, simply return to your online PI-1206 and increase the enrollment numbers to reflect all children being homeschooled.

Do I need to file a PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report if my child will be enrolled in a Wisconsin virtual charter school?

No. While virtual charter schools have attracted a number of formerly homeschooled students, they are public schools and all children enrolled in these programs are public school students. You must, however, register your child in your resident school district.

If your child is attending a virtual charter school under the open enrollment program, your school district of residence must pay for their attendance. That school district must have a registration on file in order to raise the money through property taxes and state aids with which to pay for the open enrollment program.

If, however, your child will be enrolled in an out-of-state or a privately operated correspondence or virtual school, he/she is considered enrolled in a home-based private educational program and the online PI-1206 Homeschool Enrollment Report must be submitted. If you are unsure as to whether the virtual school in which your child will be enrolled is a Wisconsin virtual charter school, please contact the school.

Is there any financial assistance available for parents providing a home-based private educational program?

The home-based private educational program is not connected to the public school system. Therefore, no financial assistance is available from either the local school district or from the state.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Home-Based Private Education Reporting program (HOMER), please contact Diane Sullivan at (608) 267-9248 or toll-free at (888) 245-2732, extension 1, or send an email to Homeschooling@dpi.wi.gov.

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